We just picked up a new scooter for our favorite seated mannequin. The lucky plaster man now sits atop an incredibly rare 1965 Vespa SS90. The idea behind this bike was to create a slimmer profile, with more power. The lean, fast concept didn’t catch on at the time, and only 5309 units were produced.
Engine: V9SS, single cylinder; maximum power, 5.87 HP at 6000rpm; forced air cooling
Gas Tank: 5.6 liters
Gearbox: 4 speeds, selector on left handlebar
Top Speed: 95.2 km/h
Below is a vintage ad for the SS90, in which a guy demonstrates exactly why this is such a cool motor vehicle.